Smaller Flat-Panel LCD HDTV's??

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  1. Guy_K

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    I'm in the market for a 15 - 20 inch high-definition widescreen flat-panel TV primarily for use in playing DVDs. I came across this one on amazon:

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...&s=electronics

    I hope the link works.. If it doesn't, the name is: Samsung LTM-1575W 15" LCD Flat-Panel HDTV-Ready TV

    I wanted to ask the experts in this forum if this looks like a good buy or not. It says that it is a High Definition screen, so should I expect DVDs to look stunning on it?

    Again, I'm primarily interested in watching DVDs on it, so picture quality is most important. I doubt anyone has this moniter, but if anyone could go to the amazon site and interperate the specs (which really go over my head) for me, I'd really appreciate it.

    Also, I'm not dead set on this unit, if anyone has any recommendations of 15"-20" flat-panel widescreen LCDs, my price range is about $500-800 dollars. Thanks!
     
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    I will just list the stats, because the amazon link doesn't work. My main question is whether or not DVDs will look better on this than on normal TV's (based on the stats):

    HDTV monitor with add-on DTV receiver/decoder that outputs 1080i, 480P or 720P

    Regular aspect ratio

    DVD/DTV/PC capable

    Resolution WXGA (1280 x 768)

    Display exceeds 720P

    400:1 contrast ratio

    Brightness 450 cd/m©÷

    PC Picture-In-Picture

    10-watts audio total

    Lamp life 60,000 hours

    VESA standard mounting holes

    Wall or stand mount capable

    Specifications:


    Audio: Output Power 10 watts total

    Audio: Virtual Dolby® Sound

    Connections: S-Video 1 Rear

    DVD 480i Video: Input 1 Rear

    DTV 480p/1080i Video input: 1 Rear

    PC Audio Input: 1 Rear

    PC Video Input: 1 Rear

    RF Input: 1 Rear

    Headphone Jack: on Rear Panel

    Net Dimensions
    -21 1/8"(W) x 12 11/16"(H) x 2 1/8"(D)
    (without stand) 21 1/8"(W) x 15 7/8"(H) x 8 1/16"(D)
    (with stand)
     
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    Well I went to Best Buy and I saw one of these 17" flat-panel Samsungs. They had one of those DVD samples on a loop and I was very impressed with the PQ. I've never had a High Definition TV before, and a smaller one is good enough for me.. it's exciting to have one coming in finally. I was impressed enough to go for the buy.. Hopefully I made the right choice!

    If anyone has ever tried one of these units (15" or 17") Samsung widescreen flat-panels, I'd love to get opinions of others.
     

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